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Re: Another package ported

On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 10:55:49PM +0200, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
> Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> [... and the value for MAXHOSTNAMELEN iiis ...]
> > Nevermind, the standard is a moving target.  Sorry.  What I quoted was from
> > draft 5, and I now checked draft 6, and it does not refer to a single
> > constant "255" anymore.
> Which standard are you talking about, now, POSIX?

I am talking about the POSIX draft as currently developed by
the Austin Common Standards Revision Group (www.opengroup.org/austin)

It's not a standard yet, but it seems it will replace the various
UNIX standards (1003.1/96,  1003.2/92 and SUS).

> SUSv2 says the limit is 255 in
> <URL:http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xns/gethostname.html>

It seems this was grandfathered in draft 5, and fixed in draft 6.


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